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ATHERTON

Train strikes car in Atherton

A southbound Caltrain struck a on the train tracks at Fair Oak Avenue in Atherton at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16. The...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by JennyRedo, 0 minutes ago | 5 comments | 1451 Views

MENLO PARK

Four men rob Menlo Park market at gunpoint

A cashier was beaten and another robbed at gunpoint after four men entered the El Rancho Market around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by concerned, 16 minutes ago | 4 comments | 1086 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Laundry room bandit strikes at apartments

A laundry room bandit or bandits swarmed through Menlo Park recently, hitting coin-operated laundry machines in apartment...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Chance, 35 minutes ago | 1 comment | 856 Views

MENLO PARK

Downtown Parking - More Needs To Be Done

Nearly daily, one hears about what OTHER cities are doing about parking. For instance, in today's paper an article appeared...

Original post made by Christmas Shopper on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by maximusgolden, 49 minutes ago | 42 comments | 1281 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New Kaiser Permanente hospital in Redwood City to debut Tuesday

Kaiser Permanente's new 149-bed, seven-story Redwood City hospital is set to open Tuesday, Dec. 16. The nonprofit health...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, 1 hour ago | 9 comments | 1931 Views

AROUND TOWN

Candidate for sheriff in June election arrested in Alameda County last night

Juan Lopez, a deputy in the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and a candidate for sheriff in the June 2014 election, was...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, 1 hour ago | 51 comments | 4945 Views

MENLO PARK

Sunset campus sold to real estate investment firm

A little more than a month after employees were first told that the landmark Sunset campus was up for sale, the property...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 5 hours ago | 58 comments | 5105 Views

MENLO PARK

Food truck event gets five-year permit in Menlo Park

Off the Grid's weekly food truck event rolled away from Monday's Planning Commission meeting with unanimous approval to continue...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, 7 hours ago | 3 comments | 943 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton police: Beware 'plumbers' at the door

A pair of men posing as plumbers talked their way into two Atherton homes on Monday, Dec. 15, stealing money and jewelry...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Max, 20 hours ago | 2 comments | 1504 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo College terminates contract with tweeting San Jose cop

Phillip White, a San Jose police officer who generated widespread outrage after tweeting threatening statements about civil...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Memories, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 935 Views

ATHERTON

Menlo College Coach and Cop's Twitter Rampage

San Jose cop Phillip White is the assistant basketball coach for Menlo College in Atherton. Here's what he had to say...

Original post made by Ouch on Dec. 14, 2014
Last comment by Ouch, 23 hours ago | 9 comments | 716 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pedestrian Safety

At about 5:30pm last night, my daughter and I were driving South along Alameda de las Pulgas in Menlo Park. As we approached...

Original post made by pogo on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 15, 2014 at 1:13 pm | 4 comments | 154 Views

ATHERTON

Obituary: Ronald Kistler, 83, retired USGS research scientist

A memorial service for retired U.S. Geological Survey research scientist Ron Kistler, who died Oct. 30, will be held Saturday,...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Julie, on Dec 15, 2014 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 155 Views

SPORTS

Menlo's Lacy finishes 10th in national cross-country finals

Menlo School senior Lizzie Lacy didn't run to victory at the 36th annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2014
Last comment by Norman, on Dec 14, 2014 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 291 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Holiday Fund: Overcoming adversity, transforming lives

Both of Mark's parents suffered from serious mental illness: his mother from schizophrenia and his father from bipolar disorder....

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chuck Hagel, on Dec 14, 2014 at 8:59 pm | 1 comment | 750 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Locals sue FAA over aircraft noise

For years, residents in Portola Valley, Ladera and along Skyline Boulevard have complained to Northern California aviation...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, on Dec 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm | 42 comments | 2490 Views

ATHERTON

Police calls: Woodside grandmother taken for $3,000 in phone scam

A woman transferred money to a caller claiming to be her grandson, only to later learn it was an impostor. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2014
Last comment by mary, on Dec 14, 2014 at 8:24 am | 1 comment | 1495 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District may open new high school in San Carlos

The Sequoia Union High School District has entered into a contract to buy a one-acre parcel at 535 Old County Road, just...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 13, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 6 comments | 2010 Views

MENLO PARK

Holiday Fund: Menlo's JobTrain helps thousands gain job skills

<I>Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund benefit JobTrain in Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2014/12/03/holiday-fund-menlos-jobtrain-helps...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by Russell Pyne, on Dec 13, 2014 at 11:41 am | 1 comment | 204 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin charter backers appeal to county board of education

The group trying to establish a Mandarin immersion charter school in the Menlo Park City School District has appealed to...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 13 comments | 2341 Views
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